On one of my walks today I started to ponder what I would share on the blog tonight and all these random thoughts popped into my head. So here goes…
It’s day two of Operation Neck Recovery. Day 1 I was all about the ice and the foam roller. Today I did spats of heat and lots and lots of walking. I have to say, it’s making a big difference! I never really attacked an episode like this before. Normally I wander around the house pouting. This time I took charge, kept moving and even went to the gym for some light weights and mobility.
There’s no denying it, active recovery is a much better approach. I can actually turn my head! There’s just a small tinge left! The 3-Year-Old and I even got out and did some
weed flower picking.
I’m hoping to be 100% tomorrow!
This afternoon I actually had to call a friend to vent about the 9-Year-Old. Remember when you were young and you’d need a girlfriend’s ear to unload all your boyfriend woes? Well, I guess you know you’re getting old when the venting involves your kid instead of your significant other.
Sometimes I feel like I have the best kid in the world. Other times I wonder where I went wrong. The talking back, the attitude, the disrespect when I ask him to do something. It’s infuriating. I try SO hard to keep my cool but I normally end up losing it.
I’m sure it’s normal — PLEASE tell me it’s normal. Sometimes parenting is SO DARN HARD.
OK, moving on.
I’ve been killing it in the food department lately and I don’t mean low calories or no carbs or even food journaling. I stocked the house with lots of yummy, healthy stuff and I’ve been cooking up a storm. Today, for example, I had a hard boiled egg on a whole wheat English muffin with a slice of bacon for breakfast, leftover cauliflower, broccoli and chicken for lunch, some homemade lentil soup as an afternoon snack, and dinner was, of course, TACOS! Tonight we decided on chicken tacos and I’m so glad I bought one of those bags of cooked roasted chicken. It’s been coming in SO handy!
I think, however, I may spend some time next Sunday roasting a bunch of chicken and freezing it myself. It will be cheaper and full of, well, nothing but chicken.
I will be sharing that coconut flounder on the GreenLiteBites ASAP (Update: It’s posted! Click here) and I will be making my ham, sweet potato and spinach casserole again to share as well. That one is super tasty!
I’ve just been really motivated to eat REAL food and my cravings for junk are diminishing again. It’s funny how I go through stages with it. Sometimes it’s easy, other times I feel like I’m fighting myself.
Honestly, I think my inner mean girl vent last Thursday has something to do with it. When I have those thoughts stuck in my head I tend to pacify myself with food in a bad way. When I take time to face them here on the blog it’s like a weight is lifted off my shoulders and I can focus on the things that are important to me again.
Today while working I looked over and saw this.
She cracks me up!
I didn’t run today. I was supposed to for my marathon training, but I decided walking was a better option with my neck. Like I mentioned earlier, I did go to the gym and work on stretching, mobility and a bit of weight training.
I’m finding my midweek runs a bit harder at the moment but I’m not too worried about it. With our new programming at the gym and my long runs on Sunday I think I’m doing great in the training department. I’m not trying to break any records. I just want to be able to run the marathon in a decent time and not feel like I’m dying. My goal is to enjoy it and cross that finish line with a big ol’ smile on my face.
Today while getting the 3-Year-Old ready for his bath he said, “Can I do cold butt?”
I was like, What?
He then proceeded to sit on the tile floor with his naked ass. Apparently that is “cold butt” and he thinks it’s the funniest thing in world.
Remember these cool headphones I bought the 9-Year-Old?
Well, today, while he was playing Minecraft I snuck up and scared the bejesus out of him! I wish I had my camera because his reaction was PRICELESS.
I haven’t been talking about it much, but my site redesigns are moving along nicely!
I really feel like I’ve lost all control over the blogs in a technical way. I’ve been doing everything myself for so long that a lot of maintenance things have fallen to the wayside. Not to mention I have 3 active blogs that all look completely different.
So I’ve aligned with a small group here in Baltimore to help me redesign and redevelop Roni’s Weigh, GreenLiteBites and TheUnworldlyTravelers. All three will look like they belong to the same family and all three will easily be navigated to and from each other. I’m also reducing ads across the board (they have really gotten out of hand, and honestly, I don’t even know which network is to blame anymore.) It’s not an excuse, I’ve just let myself get a wee bit over my head while spreading myself too thin as usual.
Like a good business woman, I’m learning to delegate!
Speaking of me as a business woman, this morning I had to do something that makes me very uncomfortable but I’m proud to say, I did it anyway!
See, normally I’m pretty easygoing. I have strong opinions but I’m fine going with the flow. Let’s just say I’m not a feather ruffler. Life’s just too short for me to worry about most details.
Well, today I had to firmly express my opinion on a project I’m working on (yes I’m being purposefully vague.) There’s a particular aspect that I feel really strongly about and even though the pleaser in me just wanted to say, “Sure, that’s fine” so we could move on, I couldn’t. I just felt too strongly that we were going in the wrong direction. I wrote a very articulate email defending my point of view and stood up for my perspective and vision.
Honestly, it made me feel like a bitch. I don’t know why. It shouldn’t but again, it’s just how I’m wired. I’m a people pleaser and making someone do more work isn’t fun.
Finally, yesterday I posted an excerpt from another blogger on the #wycwyc site. I can’t explain how amazing it feels when the whole idea of #wycwyc resonates with people. I’ve gotten a few emails over the past few days that have brought tears to my eyes.
I feel so blessed to be able to do what I do and OMG I can’t wait until the book is finished. I’m excited, nervous, stressed, worried, anxious, I mean really, every emotion there is, I’m feeling it! It’s crazy!
OK, enough Tuesday randomness for you. I’m heading to bed with my heating pad. I have finally made sleep a priority and it’s making a huge difference in my mood!